Friday, February 12, 2010

Let the fur fly!

I was appauled today when I learned that one of my favorite bloggers got flamed for posting about a fur trimmed vintage cardigan that was her GRANDMOTHER's. Rather than continue to feed negativity on her blog, I chose to vent here.

I'm a big girl, I know there are fur lovers and fur haters out there. What I'd like to know is where are the human beings among us, the humanity, the empathy for each other? Here was a woman who was sentimental about an item that once belonged to someone she loved very much. And what did she get for sharing her sentiment? People who couldn't see the forrest for the trees. People who were at the ready to defend a 60 year old deceased animal but entirely willing to overlook the emotions and feelings of a living, breathing, human being "virtually" standing in front of them. Sad.

I work for an emergengy animal hospital AND I own a vintage fur stole. Sorry, but with what I see day-in and day-out, I really don't have time to champion a 50 or 60 year deceased animal. There are too many living ones who need help! Would I go out and purchase newly constructed (ie freshly killed) fur? Not on your life! Will I waste time and energy arguing over vintage fur? Phfft! Not in this century.

I'm too busy rectifying the immediate victims of human cruelty.

I'd rather put my energy into this...

Than this waste time arguing over this considering wearer and wearee are probably long gone...


  1. wonderfully said. I read those comments on twila's post. I would rather help poor animals now then worry about ones that have been dead and made into a coat 60 years ago.

  2. I agree, and yes, very eloquently put, my dear!